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Court Deputy (Full Time)
$41,731 - $64,740
Varied, Mon-Fri
Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to perform security work in safeguarding the conduct of those involved in official judicial proceedings in the civil and criminal courts for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Employees in this classification ensure courtrooms, chambers and jury rooms are ready for use and that all parties and clerical support personnel are in attendance. Work includes transporting, controlling and fingerprinting prisoners within the courthouse, maintaining care and control of juries, and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the public in a courtroom setting. Work also includes notifying court administration when larger courtrooms are needed, bringing the judge's supplies to the courtroom, announcing the judge and calling the court to order. Performs related work as directed. Tasks require the ability to lift a minimum of (100) pounds in the event of physical removal of an inmate from the courtroom environment. Emphasis does not consider percentage (%) of time allocated to the physical requirement. Tasks involve the intermittent performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials. Tasks may involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Incumbents must maintain this physical standard in order to perform this essential function during compensatory time regardless of the frequency of the task. Tasks are performed in a courtroom environment where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection. Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to pathogens and violent behavior. Work includes an element of risk in the event of breach of security in the court environment.
1. High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
2. One (1) year of full-time, paid experience in Law Enforcement and/ or in one of the branches of the military.
3. Experience in a court environment with emphasis on officer safety skills preferred.
4. Preference may be given to candidates with experience in teaching/classroom instruction or large crowd control.
5. Successful completion of the Court Training Officer's Program (CTO) within six (6) months of placement required to maintain appointment.
6. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for noted requirements. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
Department of Law Enforcement, Court Services
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
4/5/2013 11:59:59 PM
You are encouraged to apply on-line at If you do not have access to the Internet, you may visit the Bureau of Human Resources to submit an on-line application Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. Completed paper applications must be received in the Bureau of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 8 to 10 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans’ preference per Florida law.
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